And swapping the battery is the same if not quicker than that.
Which doesn't take 30 minutes. And don't you have washers on your wipers?
I don't ride motorcycles, but I love the sound of something like a Harley.
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Trust me -- if Harley ever makes an electric bike they'll need to
install a high quality stereo system to make it sound right. Come to
think of it, I believe there are electric cars to do simulate the sound
of real cars so they don't annihilate too many pedestrians.
If you don't have a white stick you have no excuse for not seeing an electric car coming.
I hope they don't make them all simulate engine noise. One of the nice things about everybody having an electric car would be quietness.
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It's not seeing them, it's hearing them. For example I have a mirror on
my bicycle but in most cases I hear cars coming without even checking
the mirror. Then there are the assholes who blow their horns when
overtaking a bike but I won't go there.
Same thing with pedestrians. I don't cross a street merely because I
don't hear a car coming but the auditory cue does add information,
particularly when the sight lines are short.
Probably a moot point since 95% of the population walks around with ear
buds shoved into their skulls. talking to imaginary companions. There
have already been cases of people too absorbed in texting that they
failed to notice freight trains.
So let them get removed form the gene pool. Why do we care about them?
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On Wed, 22 Jun 2016 12:17:13 +0100, "James Wilkinson"
Same reason I don't use the high priced Blue Rhino gas tanks. I don't
want someone else's crap when I have a good one that I bought with my
If I can charge my car at home, why would I want to pay to swap a
battery? Only useful for long tips, not needed and will cost a
premium for short trips.
Limited market, high price.
Clearly a different payment system would have to operate. Part of the payment for the swap could pay for battery replacement when they wear out. You'd buy a new electric car knowing the battery you have will always be of operating condition. Every time you swap it it's checked to see if it's past it's usable life, then chucked out if it is.
People who often go more than their car's range before returning home is not a limited market.
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Limited to people going out of range. How many, how often? You need
the answers to see how viable and yes, that is a limited market.
Those communing a few miles to work and trips to the store can just plug
What are the numbers?
Take that to your investors and see how far you get. Lets start with an
existing building that you can refurb. Up front it can be $100,000 plus
rest of $2,000 a month. Add in some chargers at 2k or so each. Storage
racks, tools, lifting equipment. You must be open at least 12 hours a
day in rural areas, 16 to 24 in big cities. One person manning the
station at $15/hr+
I can charge at home for $8. How much will it take to give me a battery
If. The cost of gasoline in the US is about $.073 per mile for my car.
The cost to charge an electric is about $.08. Economicaly it is not
worth buying, certainly not to pay a premium for charging at a swap
station. That will change with market conditions. l
Using the Tesla numbers but at the actual rate that we pay in this area
Petrol cost is my actual cost and use. It will vary for different
vehicles and fuel prices.
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 10:14:48 AM UTC-4, James Wilkinson wrote:
I was at a hotel recently that had 2 parking spots for electric cars. Primo
spots, right by the lobby. 2 spots right next to each other. I was there for
4 days and didn't see a single car being charged, day or night. (I was curious,
so I kept checking)
My conclusion is that people do not like to stray far from home with an
electric car. Perhaps battery swap locations would encourage more road trips.
These aren't D-cells. Consider a typical suburban gas station that fills,
on average, 100 cars each hour. That's 2400 cars each day for which they'd
need to stock battery packs. At about 5 cu. ft. per ea., that's a large volume
of packs to stock (and recharge). Logistically, it's just not possible
on a wide-scale.
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Would be interesting to know how the distribution fits "morning drive to
work", "lunchtime" and "getting off work". You don't get a day to
There's a lot of gasoline in the pipeline between the well and the car.
Imagine how many batteries it would take to replace the energy
stored in that pipeline.
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